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Wincanton's plans for Remembrance Day 2017

Sat 11 Nov '17, 14:26
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton's plans for Remembrance Day 2017

There will be two ceremonies taking place during Remembrance Sunday in Wincanton this year. The Regimental Remembrance Service for 1 Regiment Army Air Corp, and the traditional Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade.

Old Wincanton - a Museum and History Society talk by John Sansom

Sat 21 Oct '17, 17:40
By John Baxter
Old Wincanton - a Museum and History Society talk by John Sansom

Having spent most of his life working in and around Wincanton, John has accumulated a unique collection of stories about our town and the people who live in it and how in his life-time it has changed.

What is up with banking in Wincanton?

Thu 28 Sep '17, 15:31
By Dave Smith
What is up with banking in Wincanton?

HSBC closed last year, Lloyds closed yesterday, and NatWest is closing next month! Wincanton will have no banks after 10th October, so what are we all to do? Read on for details of all the options, including mobile branch services and what you can do at the Post Office.

Want to volunteer? There's a fair for that

Thu 7 Sep '17, 17:31
By Sue Place
Want to volunteer? There's a fair for that

The Wincanton Volunteering Fair will be taking place tomorrow morning at the Memorial Hall. Turn up and find out all about the local organisations that could benefit from your contribution.

Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group

Wed 6 Sep '17, 21:05
By John Bradley
Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group

The Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group was formed earlier this year and now meets monthly at the Balsam Centre. They're eager to support those affected by cancer, and have activities planned for the rest of the year.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2017

Mon 4 Sep '17, 19:32
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2017

The August and September 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the Passchendaele remembrance service in Wincanton, and artwork from a local student.

Wincanton remembers the Battle of Passchendaele VIDEO

Mon 7 Aug '17, 15:39
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton remembers the Battle of Passchendaele <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

On Sunday 30th July 2017 Wincanton Royal British Legion commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele with a service of remembrance around the War Memorial in the Memorial Hall grounds. If you missed it, watch a video of the entire service right here.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for July & August 2017

Mon 17 Jul '17, 22:04
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for July & August 2017

The July and August 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Armed Forced Day 2017, 'Old Faithful' Day 2017, and Passchendaele Day 2017.

Wincanton is becoming a dementia-friendly community

Wed 5 Jul '17, 23:49
By Tom Barber
Wincanton is becoming a dementia-friendly community

The Dementia-Friendly Wincanton campaign aims to make our community one in which people living with dementia feel understood, included and confidently able to contribute to community life.

Ted Green of Wincanton

Fri 23 Jun '17, 17:30
By Anna Green
Ted Green of Wincanton

Our father Ted Green, who has died aged 87, made a huge contribution to Wincanton, his hometown, both through his long life working and living in the town, and as a wonderful local story teller.

Crestmoor has entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race!

Thu 15 Jun '17, 23:37
By John Smith
Crestmoor has entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race!

Local family-run company Crestmoor has successfully entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race that takes place on Sunday 9th July. The team also has a chance to win the ‘People’s Choice Award’, but they need your vote!

Carrington House residents enjoy a visit from nature

Tue 6 Jun '17, 11:33
By Kim Draper
Carrington House residents enjoy a visit from nature

There were smiles all around at Carrington House when an animal handling company paid the residents a visit. Activities staff at the Wincanton care home organised for ZooLab to bring their animals to meet everyone. A few residents were nervous to start with, but soon got involved.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2017

Tue 30 May '17, 23:58
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2017

The May and June 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendale, Armed Forces Day 2017 and an upcoming quiz and fun night.

What should we do about Christmas lighting in Wincanton?

Tue 16 May '17, 23:24
By John Smith
What should we do about Christmas lighting in Wincanton?

Wincanton Town Council is hosting a public meeting in the Town Hall on Wednesday 17th May at 6:30pm to discuss what can be done about Christmas lighting for the town. The meeting is open to everyone in the community, including residents and business owners.

Carrington House welcomes a new manager

Sun 7 May '17, 22:38
By Kim Draper
Carrington House welcomes a new manager

Somerset Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Whiting as the new manager at Carrington House in Wincanton. She has a wealth of experience in the care sector, is a highly respected member of Somerset Care staff.

Macmillan Cancer Support is launching a new volunteer service in our area

Fri 5 May '17, 23:28
By Kathleen Gillet
Macmillan Cancer Support is launching a new volunteer service in our area

Local residents are invited to attend a reception marking the launch of a new volunteer service, "Macmillan Help About Wincanton", which will offer practical help to cancer patients and their families in Wincanton, Bruton, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and the surrounding areas, and start later in the summer.

Rounders at the Rec this month is just the beginning...

Tue 2 May '17, 23:41
By Dave Smith
Rounders at the Rec this month is just the beginning...

Show up at Cale Park with a quid this Thursday at 6:30pm to hit a ball with a stick and run around in circles and stuff. All young people are welcome (under 10s to be accompanied by an adult) and there'll be free refreshments. But this is just the start of something long overdue in Wincanton.

The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

Wed 19 Apr '17, 18:29
By John Smith
The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

On Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Wincanton Library, Dr. Maureen Ellis will lead an interactive session to explore the individual’s role in the transformative power of language and communication to construct a global community.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2017

Tue 21 Mar '17, 00:01
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2017

The March and April 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes information about the launch of the RBL's new outreach service at the Balsam Centre, along with the usual information about forthcoming trips and anniversaries.

The RVS Home Library Service is available here!

Thu 23 Feb '17, 17:03
By Pam Golding
The RVS Home Library Service is available here!

Can't get to the library? Let the library come to you! The Home Library Service is entirely free of charge and available to anyone of any age who cannot easily get to the library, and we have our own HLS volunteer based at Wincanton Library. Read on to find out how it works.

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